VFW

Veterans honored, thanked

Troop 425 Scouts, from left, Bricen Leger, Chase Douget and Brodie Fontenot raise the flag as ceremonies opened for the Veterans Day ceremony at VFW Post 8971 in Eunice on Friday. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

The selfless service of military veterans was honored in a ceremony at VFW Post 8971 Friday — Veterans Day.
Eunice City Judge Terry Hoychick said those who served didn’t care what he believed but did so in the name of freedom.

Ceremony to honor veterans at VFW Friday

Donald Estillette, VFW Post 8971 chaplain, shows scrapbook page of his service during the Vietnam War. (Photo by Myra Miller)

There will be a Veterans Day outdoor ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday at the VFW tank memorial, located at U.S. 190 East.
Local veterans will be honored and recognized by the post. The ceremony is sponsored by VFW Post 8971, DAV, and American Legion Post 129.

Old Glory Relay

Old Glory Relay runners Jimmy Guilberteau, of Lafayette, and Michelle Wilkstrom, of Shreveport, exchange the flag at the 3rd Street and U.S. 190 on Tuesday. A 62-team relay is headed to a finish in Tampa, Florida, Nov. 11. Turn to Page 2 for more photos. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Runners for the Old Glory Relay ran through Eunice at about noon Tuesday on their way to Tampa, Florida.
After the runners left VFW Post 8971, Post Commander Terry Matte, said, “It is great. This is what America is about. United we stand, divided we fall.”

‘We Back The Badge’ evening at VFW

Eunice City Marshals enjoy an evening at the VFW. From left, are Charles Miller, Joshua Carriere, Robert Johnson, Lennie Boulet, and Tim Holford. Back, left, are Misty Credeur, Mike Young and Terry Darbonne. (Photo by Myra Miller)

The VFW Post 8971, Auxiliary, DAV, and American Legion honored local law enforcement with an evening meal Wednesday at the Post Hall on U.S. 190 East.
The theme of the evening, “We Back The Badge,” recognized city police, sheriffs, and city marshals for their service and protection.

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